House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Families will find our home meets all their needs with warmth and cheer. Our home is a raised reverse living contemporary with excellent ocean and bay views from the living room, as well as from our upstairs and rooftop decks. The top floor has the master, main deck, living room, kitchen, dining area and 1/2 bath. The house comfortably sleeps 10 in its 4 bedrooms and family room for which we provide Aero beds. Bathrooms are never in short supply with 3 full baths, a half bath and an outdoor shower. The master bedroom on the top floor and junior master on the second floor each have their own TV, deck and bath. On the lower floor there are also two bedrooms that share a bath. The Sea Shell room has two twins and the Boat Room has a 'pyramid' bunk where the lower bed is a full sized mattress which works in a pinch for a third couple that is visiting or the big boys. Both the upstairs living room and downstairs family room have their own deck and TV.
The location is perfect for everything you want or need. The front door is just 100 feet to the beach where you have guarded sections both to the right and left. You can fish right at our beach where there are stripers, bluefish, fluke and kingfish. And you can take the kids crabbing at the end of the block on the bay. Our street is one of the last in Harvey Cedars before Loveladies. Our beaches are uncrowded, guarded and replenished nearly every season. You can easily walk into town to go to the market with its breakfast counter, a sub shop, liquor store, gourmet deli and restaurants. And a short bike ride away are Harvey Cedars Marina, where you can rent kayaks and sailboats, as well as Sunset Park where you have public tennis and basketball courts, a baseball/soccer field and a nice pier for bay side fishing and crabbing.
The house is loaded with amenities for a family. If you have little ones, you'll appreciate the crib, booster seat, bath seat, bouncy seat and that all the stairs have guards. All of this is hidden away if you don't want to remember when your children were that little. If it rains, there are numerous board games, card games and puzzles in the upstairs closet for your use. And finally, there is high speed internet access with a wireless home network for those of you that can't escape work and e-mail.
We also supply beach badges, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, tennis racquets, basketball and soccer ball. We want you to enjoy your vacation just as we do. If you are after pure relaxation, you can go to the house and not get into the car for the week. Enjoy everything the beach has to offer.
Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Badges are provided
About John Lopez-Ona, the Owner:
We are a Princeton, NJ family of five. We spend our annual vacation with extended family at the house as well as special holidays. The house is perfect for these cross generation, multiple family affairs. Young cousins have lots of room to play. Upstairs is a great place for evening cocktails with uncles, aunts and grandparents with its ocean and bay views from the decks and the living room. We have a large open kitchen so when you're fixing dinner you're in the middle of the party and the BBQ is just outside the door on the back deck. The counter and dinner table comfortably seat 12 so you all eat together. Grandparents and parents with little ones in strollers easily access the beach as a new access point with gradual ramps over the dune have been built. The kids run back and forth from the beach for lunch, bio-breaks and naps. Holidays are extraordinarily special here. Families don't dash in and out for just an afternoon. We spend real quiet time with each other as the island is all ours. My favorite times to visit are Columbus Day, Chowderfest, Thanksgiving and New Year's.
John Lopez-Ona purchased this house in 2002
Why John Lopez-Ona chose Harvey Cedars
Harvey Cedars is the greatest family beach location. The kids always find others with whom to play on the beach. Sunset Park provides day camps, play ground, hoops court and tennis. There is easy access to the bay. Town is an easy walk. Tons to do from Surf City to Barnagat Light. Its an unbelievable throw back in time.
What makes this house unique
Location, location, location. At our home, you have nearly everything you need for your vacation within walking distance. The entrance to the beach is 100 ft. from the front door. Immediately to the right and to the left are guarded beaches but if you want to stay away from the crowds, you just plop your chair right where you enter. You can go crabbing and catch a sunset at the other end of our street. Town is a pleasant four block walk. There you have a breakfast counter, two lunch shops, ice cream shop, liquor store, a casual seafood restaurant, a fine dining restaurant and a market with a butcher shop. If you get on a bike, you get to a marina to rent sailboats and kayaks or to a park with bay access, b-ball and tennis courts, playground, fishing/crabbing pier and ball fields which host soccer, lacrosse and baseball day camps. Location, location, location.
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Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25
Sleeping at night is wonderful with the sound of the waves offering a lullaby.
The Ocean Beach is outside you door with the Bay less than 1 block away.
My Grandkids Love it with boogie boards and body surfing in the Ocean or
crabbing, fishing, or boating ion the bay (kids 6 and 8) . Adults enjoy the
layout of the house with Large kitchen, 8 to 10 person dining room table, plus
a four stool island. Everything is here Keurig coffee maker, steam iron, and all
kitchen utensils. We are repeat visitors who intend to book again next summer
I offer this info without obligation to anyone nor compensation of any kind only az a means to provide our experience at this wonderful Rental. Thank You John and Family
Stayed August, 2019
We rented this house in early July 2018, and invited our daughter plus family (including two 8-10 yr olds), plus our son and a girlfriend. The master bedroom with its own bath and walk-in closet is very nice. The house is just as advertised, nicely decorated, and clean. And it has a lot of space upstairs for dining. It has a large kitchen with generous food prep space. There are chairs and sofas to lounge on just next to the dining table and from there you can walk out on a deck and get ocean and bay views. But the best views are from the roof, and there are chairs already up there. From the roof you get a great ocean and bay view and a view up and down Long Beach Island. Outdoor barbeque adjoining the kitchen, which is convenient. There is a closet with games and also handy things like spare light bulbs. Everything is well thought out. The house also has good parking space, including two spaces under the house (handy if you have a boat trailer or lots of visitors). The house is very convenient for walking to the ocean (maybe 150 feet to the beach entrance) and Harvey Cedar beaches are not crowded. The street is quiet. You only have to walk a few blocks for groceries, liquor store, or restaurants. The owners are accessible and easy to deal with.
Stayed June, 2018
We had a wonderful week here. The house is perfect for families with children and is just steps from the beach in a quiet residential area. The view from the top deck is beautiful, especially at sunrise over the ocean and sunset over the bay. Nearby parks for when the kids got a little bored and spectacular views of the ocean, bay, and the birds if you're inclined to photography. Owners were easy to work with and many extras are provided at the house such as beach chairs, toys, and numerous beach passes. Would rent again.
Stayed June, 2017
This is out third consecutive year staying in this house for two weeks in the summer. We come back for a reason. Everything is exactly as advertised (if not better). The owners are great and easy to deal with. The house is just perfect for my family. We have three sons one of which is married with two young children. (The floors all have child gates on the stairwells which is a nice plus.) Everyone comes down as their schedule allows and when all are there with their significant others we have 9 people in the house. The house EASILY accommodates everyone and with three large decks, and a huge top floor dining/family area the house seems twice the stated size. The huge dining table makes for great family dinners and late night board game play. The roof deck has clear bay and ocean views and the sunsets are a nightly "must see" for all. You can see from the Lighthouse to the Causeway and beyond from the large seating area up top. Whether a Cigar and a Bourbon or just beautiful starry nights are your idea of relaxing, the roof deck is he place to be.
As far as the beach, it is literally a 60 second trip to the beach from the front door. The location beach wise is as ideal as any on the island. Beautiful dunes, deep beach, lifeguard station 50 yards from walkway onto beach and NEVER a crowd like the more central or southern located beaches are. The street is quiet and isn't invaded by anyone other than the residents of 85th street.
New couches upstairs this year added to the comfort level. Last year all decks were painted and resurfaced. every year the house is kept up and something added or freshened up. I honestly can't think of a negative. Neptune Market is a GREAT package store (TRY THEIR CRUMBCAKE!!!) that is one block away. If you want a great gourmet meal Black Eyed Susan's is our fave and its just two blocks away. The Harvey Cedars park is a great spot for bay sunsets, crabbing, and has an awesome playground for the kiddies.
I'd tell you more but I need to contact the owners and book our two weeks for next year before YOU DO!
Stayed September, 2016
Had the pleasure of staying at this beach house the last week in August 2016. My son and daughter in law with my two grand children (ages 3 and 5 years) joined my wife and I. Everything has been thought of and is provided here
with fantastic Balcony overlooking the ocean AND the Bay. Relax in the open floor plan Kitchen and Family room,
complete with TV or MP3 player OR just listen to the waves breaking on shore. Four bed rooms accommodate
large families with ease. During our stay we had the youngest refuse to go in the ocean (too rough for her). Take note for young ones there is a town beach on the bay at E 75 Street that is simply Heaven for tots.
Enjoy the Boogie boards and chairs provided, and choose from the best children movie Library. We are happy to have found this rental, and are returning next year for more of the same. Our Thanks to John and Family for
their help in making this a truly Family memory for years to come.
Stayed August, 2016
This house was perfect for our family plus my mother, sister and brother-in-law. The layout works perfectly for a combination of families, or even just separating kids from "grown up" time. No one ever felt crowded. The very large table in the kitchen/dining room was a great spot for family meals and board/card games. The location cannot be beat - the house is just a few in from an entrance to the beach, and there is a choice of guarded beaches either way from that entrance. The views from the decks are beautiful, and we never saw sunsets as gorgeous as we did from the decks, or from our quick nightly walk down to the ice cream shop. Everything was as represented in the listing. This was our first experience with VRBO, and I was a little nervous all the way until we were in the house, but everything was as represented and the landlord was responsive throughout the whole process. It was also our first experience going to LBI - the northern end, where this house is located, is a great location for families. The street was very quiet, and just perfect for a relaxing family get away.
Stayed July, 2016
Having sold our family home last summer in North Beach (we were on our 4th generation), I looked for a house to rent over Memorial Day week. What a pleasant surprise to find this great house. It is so comfortable, wonderful porches and the top floor layout is perfect with the open floor plan. It is tastefully decorated and very roomy. But the best part is that you are just steps from LBI's gorgeous beach and ocean. Harvey Cedars is a wonderful little town, fun to walk or bike around. I will definitely rent this house again.
Stayed May, 2016
This is a perfect beach vacation rental for up to 10 people of any ages. We had three generations and everyone had their space- plenty of room on the three decks and living areas. No problem sitting 10 people at the table for dinner inside or outside. The location is great- only 3 houses from the beach which has a lifeguard right there. Kids were able to go back and forth themselves. House has many games and puzzles which kept the kids busy. Aslo had beach chairs, boogie boards etc. Close to bay activities including kayaking, swimming and fishing.
Stayed August, 2015
This house was perfect for our 3 families of 6 adults (siblings and spouses, 5 cousins ages 5 to 14). We were all at the beach to celebrate our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. The house is literally steps from ocean without crossing any streets, just 1 block from the bay across LB Blvd. The upstairs living room / dining room / kitchen was huge and wide open, with a large counter and breakfast bar. Plenty room for everyone to help prepare family meals. The big dining room table was able to fit everyone in our group without cramping. The kitchen is well stocked. We had a regular flow of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends staying at other houses on LBI and coming to our house for the beach, dinner or drinks in the evening. Everyone kept saying "Wow what a great house!" as they walked up the steps into the living room. The upstairs front deck was perfect for an early morning coffee and watching the sunrise. The large picnic table out there was also perfect for the kids table when we had guests over for dinner. We also have lots of pictures of the sunset over the bay from the huge roof top deck.
John was very friendly and helpful in booking the house and responding to questions before our arrival.
Stayed August, 2015
It has been awhile since we were at this house but we are so happy to be back at Harvey Cedars. There was no doubt we were going to come back to this house. We loved it before and love it as much now.
I cannot image a better location. It is so easy to pop back to the house to get something I forgot, some snacks or lunch, or anything. The beach is spectacular..... not crowded and lots of space to dig and play. And the kids can boogie board without feeling like they will collide with anyone else. In the mornings, I like the run or walk toward the north end of the island where there is plenty of space along the Boulevard for runners and walkers. I make sure I put money in my pocket to swing by Neptune's Market on my way home to pick up a paper and breakfast. At night, the kids like to walk to the Ice Cream Parlor for dessert.
We usually rent the house with friends and it is really nice that each set of parents get their own Master Bedroom with its own bathroom. The kids' rooms have plenty of space to move around and even put an air mattress on the ground. The house is stocked with anything you can imagine. Board Games, TV Gaming System, Beach Stuff.
We use VRBO a lot (2x's in Florida, 1x Ocean City MD, 1x in Poconos in PA). The owners are great to work with and really helpful.
I can't recommend this house enough and we are already booking it for next year!
Stayed August, 2015